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Negative Commandment 235

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Negative Commandment 235 (Digest)
Lending with Interest

"You shall not give him your money for interest, nor may you give him your food for increase"Leviticus 25:37.

It is forbidden to issue a loan – whether money or any other item – to a fellow Jew if it involves charge of interest.


Translation of (the unabridged text of) Sefer Hamitzvot by Rabbi Berel Bell, member of the Rabbinical Court of Montreal and director of Teacher Training for the Jewish Learning Institute.

From "Sefer Hamitzvot in English," published by Sichos in English.
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